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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by FastEddie, May 29, 2019.

  1. FastEddie

    FastEddie Lurker
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    I would like to open a file on my android tablet and, by that action, open other, pre-programmed files on other networked (or Bluetoothed) android devices. I would like to use this capability to simultaneously open similar or related pdf files on 3 or more android devices. For example: Using it in a musical context, I would open the "Conductor" file on my device and that would open the "Trumpet" file in one android tablet, the "clarinet" file on another, the "flute" on another, etc.

    I toyed with the idea of mirroring my "pointer device" (my finger) motion across all tablets. Making sure that all files are spatially arranged in the same order and physical location on the tablet. Unfortunately, that method seems rather archaic and prone to error.

    Screen sharing (casting), which is used in educational settings comes close without the ability to deliver the correct files to the designated devices and multiboxing seems like a possible solution, but I don't know if it can be applied to multiple devices.

    Thank you.

    Thoughts anyone?

  2. R8a8idF

    R8a8idF Newbie

    No idea but that idea seems pretty cool! No way to just have the students instructed to choose the correct app though?
  3. FastEddie

    FastEddie Lurker
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    Hi R8a8idF!
    Thanks for the response. I know most of the students would be able to choose the correct file to open, but I would rather have the ability to move them along and cut down the margin of human error by simply having the actions on one tablet deploy the correct files on all the other tablets. It would make for improved classroom and time management (plus, it would be fun!)
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I have seen an electronic sheet music system used by orchestras, that keeps the correct music displayed and in time for each musician, as well as conductor. Instead of using paper sheet music.

    It's called Music Pad Pro, and is tablet type devices. But I'm pretty sure they're dedicated proprietary hardware. And not just an app on Androids or iPads.
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